What are the best civil engineering apps?

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    #1AutoCAD

    AutoCAD

    This is the official AutoCAD mobile app, the computer-aided design software that allows you to design every detail with 2D and 3D and share drawings across desktop, cloud, and mobile.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Emma Newman
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "I started learning how to work in AutoCad in my high school shop class. This was before the times of smartphones with every app possible loaded. When I got my first internship at an civil engineering firm, I wanted to be ahead of the game and tried to freshen up my autocad skills. To my surprise, years later, they now have an app for it! I can easily connect across multiple computers (the cloud) and share all my 2d and 3d drawings when i'm in a meeting, at home, or on the go."
  2. 10

    #2Concrete Mix Design

    Concrete Mix Design
    Using this app you will be able to calculate the amount of cement, water and other materials you need in your concrete mix, which makes this app really useful for engineers and contractors. 


    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Roy Anderson
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "This app is quite handy when I am doing home renovations. I don't use it every day, but it's very easy to use when I need it. "
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    #3Frame Design

    Frame Design

    One of the most beloved apps by civil engineers, as using this app, they will be able to design two-dimensional hyperstatic frames using FEA, Finite Elements Analysis.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Anika Rathore
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "I have found this to be a very useful app as far as helping me study for my engineering courses. The measurements are accurate and very helpful. My only complaint is that the calcultion time out a little too quickly at times requiring reentry of everything."
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    #4Steel Profiles

    Steel Profiles

    This app provides information about beam sections of a variety of countries, so you can know the composition of every beam section wherever you go. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Divya Banerjee
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "Maybe you're a civil engineer. Maybe you're a building inspector. Maybe you're just someone who likes steal beams. Whatever your fancy, the Steel Profiles app has all the information about beams in various countries and all the nuances that come with them. Great technical reference guide, especially for engineers like me. "
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    #5Civil Engineering Basics

    Civil Engineering Basics

    Civil Engineering Basics contains a huge catalog of different pics for illustrating all the different pieces of information. This app uses the structure of a text book (or an article) to explain the concepts you need to know.

    Apps

    Android

    Christina Olson
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "Almost 300+ topics are covered in this app. As a civil engineering student, this app is invaluable to reinforce what you've learned in class and to do calculations. You can also add site notes so as not to forget important items when out at a job site. The developers are also really responsive to user suggestions on improving the app. "
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    #6Engineering Professional

    Engineering Professional

    This app contains formulas of most engineering topics, like chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or civil engineering, among others. Really useful for students, because it also has over 100 conversion formulas. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $11.99

    Katherine Warren
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "So on the one hand, the way this app is set up is super super old. It hasn't been updated in about four years, and you can definitely tell--the design is old, it's clunky, and it's slow. The actual content, however, is really helpful, so it depends on what you're willing to lose to get it."
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    #7Reinforced Concrete

    Reinforced Concrete

    Use this application to make fast calculations of the parameters of beams and reinforced concrete, providing vital information about those items that every good civil engineer must know. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    George Mitchell
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "This is a great assistant to any civil engineer working on site. This application allows you to recalculate structure using codes for cement beans and other civil engineering construction products. Load barrings and weight capacities will be a thing of the past when using this app to help you out."
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    #8Civil Sutra

    Civil Sutra

    This app is specially designed for site and civil engineers, as it provides vital information and facilitates the calculation and design of work. This app contains tables and formulas to make your work easier. 


    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Samuel Ryan
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "Civil Sutra is a great app if you are a civil engineer since it gives you all the information you need to do the correct calculations. It's like having a calculating and library buddy that will help you figure out things quicker than doing them manually."
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    #9Civil Engineering Dictionary

    Civil Engineering Dictionary

    Using aboutcivil.org as a source, this app offers you a detailed civil engineering dictionary. It contains more than 10.000 words and images for helping students to learn all the concepts they need to know. 

    Apps

    Android

    Albert Lane
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "I was looking for a good civil engineering app and came across Civil Engineering Dictionary. This dictionary was all inclusive, having words and pictures, and was very helpful. I also liked the layout as it was very intuitive. I was very happy with this app and highly recommend it. "

Summary

Best What are the best civil engineering apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AutoCADApps 14 Free
2Concrete Mix DesignApps 10 Free
3Frame DesignApps 10 Free
4Steel ProfilesApps 10 Free
5Civil Engineering BasicsApps 10 Paid
6Engineering ProfessionalApps 6 Paid
7Reinforced ConcreteApps 5 Free
8Civil SutraApps 5 Free
9Civil Engineering DictionaryApps 2 Paid
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